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ERIC Number: EJ1068561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Curbing the Financial Exploitation of the Poor: Financial Literacy and Social Work Education
Karger, Howard
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 n3 p425-438 2015
The article investigates the importance of financial literacy content for social work students who at some point in their career will encounter financially-excluded clients. Financial literacy content can include understanding how fringe economy businesses operate, including their business model, knowledge of local and national nonpredatory financial services, understanding credit and the credit industry, and knowledge of state and national regulations governing high-cost financial services. This article also examines the financial literacy gap in social work education and provides an overview of some key fringe economy enterprises, such as payday lenders, car title pawns, pawnshops, rent-to-own businesses, buy-here-pay-here used car lots, and debit/credit cards. Last, the article explores ways to integrate financial literacy training with traditional social work skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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